synaeresis

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syn·aer·e·sis

 (sĭ-nĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Variant of syneresis.

synaeresis

(sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs)
n
1. (Chemistry) a variant spelling of syneresis
2. (Linguistics) a variant spelling of syneresis

syn•er•e•sis

(sɪˈnɛr ə sɪs)

n.
1. the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, esp. the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
3. the contraction of a gel accompanied by the exudation of liquid.
[1570–80; < Late Latin synaeresis < Greek synaíresis, derivative of synaireîn to seize together (syn- syn- + haireîn to take)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synaeresis - the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
2.synaeresis - the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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